As the population grows, so do our demands on the planet. Managing this resource has never been so important.

Since it was founded in 1901, Harper has been designed to meet this challenge. Set on a 494 hectare farm, we are the leading specialist university tackling the future development of our planet's food production, processing, animal sciences, engineering, land management and sustainable business.

With everything from molecular diagnostics laboratories to food processing facilities at your disposal, you'll be well equipped to experiment.

There are 494 hectares of farm land to work with here, so testing your theory in the field is more than a possibility. It's a reality.

From crop-spraying drones to life-saving technology, we don't just dream up new ideas and innovations here. We build them.

Our research brings together staff and students to tackle the biggest problems that our planet faces today

With a placement as part of every course, and a £4M Innovation Centre built by Saputo Dairy UK on campus, you won't just learn about industry. You'll be a part of it.

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Connect here with important providers of education and skills for UK agriculture.   BASIS offers a range of training courses for advisers, farmers and land managers at all levels, from agronomy and nutrition to soil, water and biodiversity.  To find out more, please visit: https://basis-reg.co.uk/training or contact your local BASIS Approved Training provider.

Lots of exciting companies, organisations and networks are working to develop agri-tech solutions

Agricultural research is conducted by a range of organisations, from individual farmers, through advisors, distributors, manufacturers, charities, societies, supply chain companies, levy bodies, universities and research institutes.  This page aims to connect across these often disparate sources.

Pioneering innovation, technology and precision engineering for UK farming. 

A network of farmers working with JIC and Harper Adams to test a promising wheat line from the Watkins collection which potentially has resistance to slugs. 

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The Agricultural Universities Council (AUC-UK) is a collaboration of the UK universities with agricultural schools or departments. AUC-UK works together to coordinate our teaching and research, to make the biggest contribution we can to a resilient and sustainable future for agriculture, land management and food systems.

Combining space and agricultural expertise for the UK to become the global leader in connectivity enabled agriculture and supply chain research, products, and services.

Educating, inspiring and empowering current and future farmers to achieve net zero within a sustainable farming and food system.

The School of Sustainable Food and Farming Journey to Net Zero Competition is looking to support the development or implementation of a system, process or processes which will have a positive, measurable impact on how winners can farm in a sustainable way. There is a total of £50k available which will be awarded in grants of between £5k-20k.

A group of farmers is investigating with Harper Adams University how trap crops such as sticky and African nightshade can be used as a biological management practice.